Common Questions about the Praxis®
What are the Praxis® Exams?
Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. These tests were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs.
Who should take the Praxis® Exams?
The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations including South Carolina. Colleges and universities may use the Praxis Core tests to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs. The assessments are generally taken early in your college career. Many states also require Praxis Core scores as part of their teacher licensing process.
How are the exams given?
The Praxis Core tests are delivered on computer. They are administered through an international network of test centers and offered continuously. Find test centers in your area.
Which test should I take?
The test(s) you take depend(s) on your state or licensing agency's requirements for the teaching discipline you are pursuing. Each state or agency that uses the Praxis tests sets its own requirements for which tests you must take and the associated passing scores.
Before you register for a test, confirm your state or agency's testing requirements.
How much does it cost to take the exam(s)?
The Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading costs $90. The Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing costs $90. The Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics cists $90. You can also choose to take all three of these Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) for $150. Visit here for more information.
How do I register to take the exam(s)?
How do I contact Educational Testing Service (ETS) who administers the Praxis® exams?
Visit www.ets.org/praxis or call 1-609-771-7395. Their address is: ETS — Praxis, P.O. Box 6051, Princeton, NJ 08541-6051.fSC Resources
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